Predicting Trends in journalism: A Master Class with ParanjoyGuhaThakurta
'Trending topics for Research in the age of Digital Journalism & Multi-Media platforms' was the theme of a Master Class with ParanjoyGuhaThakurta, an eminent journalist, author, film-maker and Editor, Economic & Political Weekly, on 18 March 2017 at the ApeejayStya University campus in Gurgaon.
As a part of the Media Festival 2017, School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) celebrated its RESEARCH DAY on 18th March by holding an open-house Viva for Ms. Jaya Srivastava, who defended her PhD thesis. The viva was followed by a Doctoral Research Committee to discuss the PhD works of Ms. UjjwalaTirkey, Pooja Sikka and BK Tyagi, three PhD scholars of the SJMC, who also submitted their PhD thesis on the same day.
In the afternoon, veteran journalist ParanjoyGuhaThakurta emphasized the need to go for the latest topics of research in the field of journalism and mass communication. He discussed in detail the trending themes for the benefit of new researchers. He also looked at the future of India media, its cross-ownership and credibility.
The session with Mr. Thakurta was streamed LIVE on the Facebook page of ‘Apeejay SJMC’. Audiences ranging from various parts of the country to the ones who were present during the session asked questions.
SJMC students attend NDTV Youth for Change Conclave
SJMC students attended, Youth for Change, a day-long long Conclave, presented by NDTV on 17 September 2016 at Taj Palace, New Delhi.
Prominent speakers at the summit included actor Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Manisha Koirala, sports icons Dipa Karmakar, Sakshi Mallik, entrepreneur Baba Ramdev. They discussed the role of young India and the factors that are affecting them like women in media, reservation in sports, social media and its growing presence.
SJMC student visits London as Mozilla Campus Ambassador
SJMC student Pushpita Dey who is the Mozilla Campus Ambassador was recently invited to MozFest 2016 held at Ravensbourne College, Greenwich, London from October 28-30, 2016. The festival is the birthplace of many of Mozilla’s best and most innovative ideas. Pushpita was a volunteer for two thematic learning hubs of MozFest 2016: Journalism and Open Badges. The aim was to learn how developers, designers and data analysts collaborate with journalists to cover important stories, and how they can contribute to the kind of work that protects the open web and drives it forward.
Her presentation was on “ Breaking the chains: Re-configuring the cycle of online violence against female journalists”.